Friday, February 15, 2008

Poetry, Dead or Alive?

What a site! Check out Poetry Foundation. I've added it to my list of Literary Links, to the right.

I heard about Poetry Foundation on The Writer's Alamanac with Garrison Keillor. I don't usually get to hear The Writer's Almanac because it is broadcast smack dab in the middle of my morning rush to get ready for work. But those rare times when I can listen, I am reminded that poetry is meant to be heard aloud. At least I think so. When it is read with proper phrasing and emotion, it makes sense. For me, poetry can seem dead on the page: I just don't get it. But that changes when I hear it. Anyone else agree? Disagree?

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